Today’s highly regarded drummers often talk about the influence that Ringo had on them as players. According to Starr himself, it was the limitations brought on as a lefty drummer playing on a right-handed drum set that helped to create his playing style.
George Harrison was the first Beatle to wear a mop-top haircut.
The Beatles—according to Paul McCartney—needed a new name, so on a flight back to England, Mal Evans their longtime road manager and McCartney played with words to see if they could come up with something new. Evans innocently asked McCartney what the letters "S" and "P" stood for on the pots on their meal trays, and McCartney explained that it was for salt and pepper, which led to the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” name.
Incredibly, John Lennon, one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music, hated his own voice and loved to double-track his records. He would often ask the Beatles producer, George Martin, to cover the sound of his voice: “Can’t you smother it with tomato ketchup or something?”
The Beatles final studio album was going to be called “Everest,” a brand of cigarette that Ringo smoked. When the Beatles balked at the idea of taking photographs on a cold and remote mountain, they just walked outside the studio, took a few photos and were done. It was named simply “Abbey Road”, the second most iconic album cover in history after “Sgt. Pepper.”